PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – A Broward County man has been arrested Port Charlotte after he was present in possession of a trafficking amount of MDMA, often known as ecstasy, drug paraphernalia and quite a few bank cards belonging to different people.
In line with authorities, on Sunday, January 1, 2023 at roughly 5:00 p.m., deputies performed a site visitors cease on a 2009 Dodge Charger for unlawful window tinting. They discovered that the license of the registered proprietor, 48-year-old James Edward Smith, is at the moment suspended. When deputies made contact with the motive force and confirmed that Smith was behind the wheel, they smelled a robust odor of marijuana coming from the car. Smith denied understanding his license had been suspended, however advised it might have been because of youngster assist points. Smith additionally knowledgeable deputies that he didn’t have a medical marijuana card, however consented to a search of his car.
When deputies performed a search, they discovered a crimson bag that Smith had in his possession on the time of the cease. Inside this bag had been 16 completely different bank cards, all in numerous folks’s names. At the moment, Smith was knowledgeable that he can be taken into custody and browse his rights. Smith agreed to talk with deputies, explaining the existence of the playing cards. Upon additional questioning, he modified his rationalization. A search of his individual revealed one other bank card in his pocket.
A search of the car resumed and deputies discovered a baggie within the trunk containing compressed tablets, a vial of an unknown liquid, a pipe used to smoke methamphetamine, a small container of marijuana pods and Xanax, a Schedule 4 drug. The pressed tablets examined constructive for MDMA, weighing 1.4 grams.
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Additionally within the trunk, deputies positioned a small digital scale that contained a crystalline substance that examined constructive for methamphetamine, and a further 24.9 gram capsule bottle that examined constructive for MDMA. A small protected containing varied jewellery was discovered, and the important thing to the protected was on Smith’s automobile key ring. As well as, deputies discovered two laptop computer computer systems and two iPad tablets.
“The New 12 months actually did not begin the way in which this particular person would have appreciated. However he made the alternatives that led to this arrest. I haven’t got a lot sympathy for individuals who take from others, and I actually do not sympathize with those that pump poison in our streets.”
– SHERIFF BILL PRAMELL
A background test on Smith revealed that he has a previous prison historical past for trafficking methamphetamine, in addition to 5 prior convictions for driving on a suspended or revoked license. He was taken to the Charlotte County Jail and has since been launched on bond.